As an Assistant Instructor, you will be certified to teach all aspects of skin and scuba diving under the supervision of a NAUI Instructor.

This is the best possible way to develop your instructional skills. The rating can be a step toward full Instructor, or an end in itself. Match your time, talent and interests with the NAUI programs near you, and enjoy the adventure of personal and professional advancement as a NAUI leader.

What You Will Learn

The NAUI Assistant Instructor rating is a NAUI leadership-level certification. The program is designed to introduce students to diving instruction basics. It also tests individuals in the fundamental water skills required for capable assistants. Certification authorizes individuals to assist active-status NAUI Instructors in dive training.

How Do You Get Started?

To start your journey as an Assistant Instructor, you must have certification as NAUI Master Scuba Diver and NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver or their equivalent. You must also have at least 20 logged open water scuba dives. Dives shall vary in environment, depth and activities. Find a NAUI Dive Center or Instructor near you by visiting the Dive Center Locator.

What's Next?

NAUI Assistant Instructor certification is a highly recommended step to becoming a NAUI Instructor and then an exciting career as a NAUI Leader: Skin Diving Instructor, Divemaster, and finally a NAUI Instructor!